Michael Beck

 “But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place” (Lk 24:21) For Christians who observe the liturgical seasons, we are in the midst of Holy Week, in which we journey through Jesus’ last days to the […]

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One of the things I have thought a lot about over the last two decades is the intersection of technology and church, particularly as it relates to how church communities are formed or mal-formed by their use of technology. The current crisis of quarantines and social distancing has led to nearly all churches developing an […]

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Ash Wednesday begins Lent by reminding us that the journey towards the Cross is one every Christ-follower must make- step by step, selfish impulse by selfish impulse. And Ash Wednesday also reminds us that the time is finite, limited because it reminds us of our mortality.

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Mark Cryderman

Discipling takes too long. I dreamed of the men in my church getting together, prayerfully discovering the spiritual disciplines, parsing theological truths, pushing each other to memorize scriptures and thinking of all the nuances of the text.  I thought “After the membership class, after the evangelism training, and after figuring out our purpose, I could […]

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